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One last post for our website.

Internal Contraditions of Capitalism

I really couldn’t resist posting one more RSA animation. They really are brilliant and they should be watched more.


Anthropologists of the world, unite!

“A spectre is stalking Capitalism–the spectre of Anthropology. All the Powers of Capitalism have bound themselves in a crusade against this spectre: the Florida Governor and the U.S. President, Dominique-Strauss Kahn and the IMF, Wall Street and Congress….

Anthropology knows that what currently exists does not have to be. Anthropology knows more about capitalism than any other academic discipline. Anthropology needs to make “an explicit claim to the moral optimism that may be this discipline’s greatest appeal and yet its most guarded secret” (Trouillot, p.136).

It is high time that the Anthropologists openly set forth before the whole world their perspective, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this fairy tale about Capitalism with a Four-Field Manifesto. To this end, Anthropologists of the most diverse nationalities and subfields assemble on open threads like Academia and #OWS, informing the following Manifesto….”

Read the rest of  Anthropology, Moral Optimism, and Capitalism: A Four-Field Manifesto

Have to love Fox news.

Exporting chopsticks to Asia

The End of Vegas?

“What will Las Vegas look like after the dust settles? For decades Las Vegas has been one of the fastest growing cities in the US. In the 1990s the population was growing at 4.5% a year. Now it’s flat. The construction boom that drove that growth is over. Murren believes it will be a decade before any significant building project takes place in the city. Locals say illegal immigrants who did much of the heavy lifting have disappeared…”

From the article  “Behind Las Vegas glitz and glamour lies a dark city marred by poverty” by Dominic Rushe

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Renata mentioned this movie in class, I wont have time to watch it until the end of this week, but here it is….